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    The Urinary System The urinary system is one of the eleven major organ systems of our body. This organ system is one that is often over looked. The urinary system removes toxins from the blood and maintains the acid-base balance of the body. This system regulates the chemical composition, volume, and electrolyte balance of the blood. The urinary system works in with the respiratory, integumentary, and digestive organs to eliminate waste. Reflexology supports and enhances the urinary system by removing toxins that help reestablish balance. In this paper, I will go over three important facts about the urinary system. . The urinary system is home of: two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, the sphincter muscle, the nerves in the bladder and the urethra. The kidneys remove urea from the blood through, nephrons. Each nephron entails of glomerulus, and a renal tubule. The glomerulus is what filters the blood, the watery solution. Urea, together with water and other waste matters makes the urine then it passes through the nephrons and down the renal tubes of the kidneys. The ureters are narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Muscles in the ureter walls tighten and relax,…

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    Urinary system Objective: to distinguish key microscopic components of the renal cortex and the Meduna. Also identify the structural components of the nephron. Describing the structures of the surface across which, filtration occurs. Also, identifying the proximal tubule, distal tubule and connecting duct. Name and identify the ureter, bladder and urethra Introduction: The urinary system consists of two kidneys. The urinary system performs many functions removing waste, products from the…

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    The urinary system is not something you think about until you have had that second or third glass of water or you wake in the middle of the night and stumble through the house to the bathroom. The urinary system starts with the kidneys which filter blood and produces urine. Urine then carried by what is called ureters which are two tubes that carry the urine to the bladder. The urine can be stored in the bladder until it becomes full in which case it then sends signals to the brain telling you…

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    1. The primary function of the urinary system is to “produce, store, and excrete urine from the body.” (Zimmermann) The kidneys are the organs in the body that filter waste and water from blood. This waste is called urine, which flows from the kidneys to the ureters, and is stored briefly in the bladder. As the bladder expands and becomes full, urine is released through the urethra. 2. A urinary tract infection, also known as a UTI, occurs when “bacteria gets into the urinary tract and…

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    The Renal System, which is also known as the Urinary System, is made up of the kidneys, urinary bladder, urethra and ureters. The kidneys play an important role in the Renal System; they filter the blood in order to eliminate waste and produce urine, maintain the body’s fluid balance, make hormones as well as balances the levels of some of the chemicals in the blood. The urinary bladder, urethra and the ureters together make up the urinary tract. The urinary tract acts as a drainage system…

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    he organs that make up the urinary system. The organs of the urinary system include the two kidneys, two ureters, a urinary bladder and the urethra. Kidneys. The kidneys are the major excretory organs of the body. The adult kidneys are normally located in the middle of the back one on each side of the spine and are partially protected by the lower ribs. Each kidney is kidney bean in shape and is almost the same size of a person’s clenched fist. One kidney have about 1 million nephrons are tiny…

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    “Please wipe from front to back (Weydt, 2010)”. During UTIs, urinary tract infections, bacteria enters your body through the urethra. When these bacteria or pathogens enter the body they may cause infections, especially in hospital settings. The urinary system is used for our body to produce urine as a way to help our system to get rid of waste and extra water that we do not need. It travels through a urinary tract that includes the kidneys, ureters, the bladder and the urethra. The kidneys are…

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    Three unique facts about the urinary system are: 1. All of the blood in our body is filtered through the kidneys 400 times every single day. 2. The kidneys are capable of cleaning 1 million gallons of water in an entire lifetime. 3. If a kidney fails, and needs to be removed, the remaining kidney can increase by 50% in size in order to compensate for the body's need to filter out wastes in the blood. I found these specific facts interesting because filtration plays a very important role…

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    List the hormones that play a role in the urinary system and what they do. Vasopressin (ADH antidiuretic hormone) and aldosterone are the hormones that play a role in the urinary system. In the urinary system vasopressin regulates water loss and aldosterone maintains the balance of electrolytes and water. Sources: "Vasopressin | Definition of Vasopressin by Medical Dictionary." TheFreeDictionary.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2015. . "Aldosterone | Definition of Aldosterone by…

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    The urinary system consists of two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder and a urethra. The kidneys are bean shaped structures that filter blood and collect waste to form urine. The ureter which are like two tubes carry the formed urine to the bladder which hold the urine until it has been expelled through the urethra. A urinary tract infection is an infection which can happen anywhere along the tract. Most infections usually occur along the lower tract however it can spread to kidneys which can be…

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